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Paul Thomas Anderson

Inherent Advice: An AFI Fest Essay

Tony Bartolone | Posted 11.12.2014 | Arts
Tony Bartolone

Making a film is the art of retroactive hypnotism. And there is no greater cinema hypnotist than Paul Thomas Anderson. It's rare to see a movie simultaneously this interesting and this good; this incoherent and this profound; this frustrating and this enjoyable.

Inherent Vice: Just How Important Is a Clear Plot?

Toni Cunningham | Posted 10.07.2014 | Entertainment
Toni Cunningham

I haven't seen a Joaquin Phoenix film since I'm Still Here back in 2010. I was reminded of what a brilliant actor he is. Not only did he bring an innocence to a role that could have been played much darker, but he brought a physical humor to it.

Film Review: Inherent Vice. Not Groovy, Man. A Total Bummer.

Brandon Judell | Posted 10.06.2014 | Entertainment
Brandon Judell

There are films that make you want to run to the bookstore or, in reality, Amazon.com. Any Jane Austen or Dickens adaptation. Atonement. Requiem for a Dream perhaps. Then there is Paul Thomas Anderson's adaptation of Thomas Pynchon's Inherent Vice.

Matthew Jacobs

The Eclectic Tastes Of Paul Thomas Anderson Revealed

HuffingtonPost.com | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 10.06.2014 | Entertainment

Paul Thomas Anderson's latest project, "Inherent Vice," a kaleidoscopic stoner noir film inspired by the 2009 Thomas Pynchon novel, made its world pre...

Erin Whitney

We're Still Trying To Make Sense Of 'Inherent Vice'

HuffingtonPost.com | Erin Whitney | Posted 10.06.2014 | Entertainment

Mainstream audiences may not have Paul Thomas Anderson's latest film on their fall movie radar as much as, say, David Fincher's "Gone Girl" or Christo...

New York Film Festival 2014 #4: PTA's 'Inherent Vice' Stumbles In

Michael Giltz | Posted 10.07.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Sometimes, instead of reviewing the movie you're watching, you end up reviewing the movie you thought you'd be watching. This happens especially with a director known for a particular style or genre who then switches it up.

Christopher Rosen

8 Things You Need To Know About 'Inherent Vice' Right Now

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Rosen | Posted 10.08.2014 | Entertainment

"Inherent Vice" made its debut at the New York Film Festival on Saturday, the culmination of a week that included an in-depth interview director Paul ...

The First 'Inherent Vice' Trailer Is Here, And It's A Riot

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 09.29.2014 | Entertainment

After months of not knowing much about "Inherent Vice" beyond its cast list and what's in Thomas Pynchon's 2009 novel, the movie's first trailer is he...

13 Juicy Facts About The Making Of Stanley Kubrick's 'Eyes Wide Shut'

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 07.18.2014 | Entertainment

Fifteen years ago, on July 16, 1999, Stanley Kubrick's final film, "Eyes Wide Shut," opened nationwide. Setting records for the longest shoot in movie...

Masters Of Sex, Girls & 'Boogie Train': Conversations with Michael Penn and Foghat's Roger Earl

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.17.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

For me, the collaboration is sort of akin to working with a lyricist. There's no lyrics in the score, so you're basically working with the scenes as lyric and trying to find a way to emotionally support what's going on with that.

'The Grand Budapest Hotel' Breaks Box Office Record

Posted 03.11.2014 | Entertainment

It takes a lot for a director to become a mainstream celebrity, but Wes Anderson is presenting a master class in film fame. We can assume it was his n...

10 Trends To Look For In Movies This Year

AP | JAKE COYLE | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment

NEW YORK (AP) — Hollywood may be hoping for a little less drama in 2014. 2013 was a tale of two cinemas. Blockbusters like "The Lone Ranger" and "A...

Mike Ryan

Why Mark Wahlberg Ditched Marky Mark

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Ryan | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment

The first thing I noticed about Mark Wahlberg was that he was wearing a large icepack around his neck. Wahlberg claims that he slept on it wrong one n...

Movie Review: Philomena

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Her name is Philomena Lee and, as played by Judi Dench in what should be an Oscar-nominated performance, she's a deceptively ordinary older woman with a mission.

Movie Review: Machete Kills

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Machete, which turned veteran character actor Danny Trejo into a leading man, was a wild and wildly violent action-comedy, a spoof of exploitation films of the 1970s. So, obviously, is Machete Kills. How much of a spoof?

This Movie Is Paul Thomas Anderson Meets Thomas Pynchon Meets J.D. Salinger

Bernard Radfar | Posted 11.24.2013 | Entertainment
Bernard Radfar

Now that we know a little too much about Salinger, will the real Thomas Pynchon please step forward. It is time, Tom. I get it, the work is the message, the gift.

Baby Number 4 For Maya Rudolph!

Posted 09.10.2013 | Celebrity

Congratulations are in order for Maya Rudolph and her family! Us Weekly confirmed that the 41-year-old actress has given birth to her fourth child ...

Why They're Back Together

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 07.24.2013 | Entertainment

Paul Thomas Anderson and Fiona Apple have gotten back together ... for Apple's new music video "Hot Knife," the latest from her 2012 album "The Idler ...

What Happened To Adam Sandler?

Mike Ryan | Posted 09.10.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ryan

I suspect that deep down we all like Adam Sandler, which is why we also kind of hate him. We certainly don't like all of his movies -- especially his recent ones -- but he seems like a nice enough guy. He's pleasant company on the talk show circuit and, by all accounts, is a good husband and father. Yet a lot of people will express honest-to-goodness vitriol toward Adam Sandler. I think they're really angry at what Sandler has become.

Reese's Surprise Reunion

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 05.17.2013 | Entertainment

Reese Witherspoon has used the weeks after her arrest in Atlanta for disorderly conduct to reunite with some of the collaborators behind her biggest s...

A Poster Series Dedicated To P.T. Anderson

Posted 05.13.2013 | Arts

The latest movie poster series from Alamo Drafthouse Cinema tips its hat to the original wunderkind of American film -- Paul Thomas Anderson. ...

Owen Wilson Switches Teams

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 05.10.2013 | Entertainment

From one Anderson to another: TheWrap reports that Owen Wilson will play a leading role in Paul Thomas Anderson's adaptation of Thomas Pynchon's "Inhe...

10 Actors Much Older Than Their Characters

Posted 04.25.2013 | Entertainment

Robert Downey Jr. joked last week that Paul Thomas Anderson passed him over in favor of Joaquin Phoenix for the lead in the film adaptation of "Inhere...

'Too Old' For New Movie?

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 04.16.2013 | Entertainment

Robert Downey Jr. and Paul Thomas Anderson have been friends for a while now. "I just think he's one of our great American directors," Downey said of ...

WATCH: What You Didn't See In 'The Master'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 03.04.2013 | Entertainment

Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master" went through a number of pre-production changes, from its cast (Jeremy Renner was originally tapped to play Freddi...